APS acquires a portfolio of Romanian related loans from Bank of Cyprus
May 30, 2022, 11:00:00 AM
APS announces the acquisition of a portfolio of Romanian related Non-Performing loans and repossessed properties with total contractual value of €147 million from Bank of Cyprus Group.
The sale of this portfolio is in line with Bank of Cyprus’ strategy for deleveraging non-core assets and achieving sustainable and profitable medium to long-term growth.
The transaction will close after receiving the antitrust clearance from the Romanian Competition Council.
“The Romanian market remains very important for APS. This transaction has strengthened our position on the market as the largest distressed debt investor and manager. With the newly launched APS Credit Fund, our strategy is to keep growing by exploring unique investment opportunities and purchasing new portfolios. We are very pleased that we have had the opportunity to cooperate with the Bank of Cyprus on such a strategic transaction. We are grateful to the Bank of Cyprus for their professional partnership on this deal”, noted Mr. Martin Machoň, CEO and owner of APS.
”This transaction relates to the sale of a residual portfolio of Romanian assets by the Bank, following the winding down of operations in Romania over the last years. The transaction further strengthens the Bank’s core operations and is in line with Bank’s strategy. We would like to thank APS for the cooperation and constructive approach in concluding this transaction”, declared Mr Michalis Athanasiou, Director Large & International Corporate at Bank of Cyprus.
APS Group was established in 2004, and during its 18 years of existence, the company has managed to take a top position in 15 other countries. It operates mainly in the Central and South-Eastern European markets. The group's area of expertise consists of 3 pillars: distressed debt investments, alternative asset management, real estate investments. APS Group currently manages 105 non-performing loan portfolios with a total nominal value of over 10.3 billion euros.
About Bank of Cyprus
The Bank of Cyprus Group is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, providing a wide range of financial products and services which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life, and general insurance. On 31 December 2021, the Bank of Cyprus Group operated through a total of 90 branches in Cyprus, of which 10 operated as cash offices. On the same date, the Group’s Total Assets amounted to €25.0 billion and Total Equity was €2.1 billion. The Bank of Cyprus Group employed 3,438 staff worldwide.
The Bank of Cyprus Group comprises Bank of Cyprus Holdings Public Limited Company, its subsidiary Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries.